Dog Saved in Dramatic River Rescue

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An exhausted, waterlogged dog is rescued after spending hours clinging to a tree in flood waters of the Rouge River in Southfield Michigan.

Rescue crews deployed a special, flat-bottomed boat to reach the dog, allowing animal control workers to pull it into the boat. Nicknamed Nemo, the female pit bull mix was taken to Michigan Veterinarian Specialists in Southfield: vets said she was saved just in time. She was suffering from hypothermia, broken nails and multiple lacerations.

“Nemo is hooked up to an IV pump. So, we’re getting some fluids there, and we also have a heating and warming blanket. The fluids are actually warmed as well to make sure that we try to get the temperature up,” said veterinarian Dr. Loretta Lee.

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  1. Truly appreciate the people involved in rescuing this poor girl… it brings tears when i read how much she’s suffered to stay alive.. hope she’s reunited with her family or find a forever home soon if she has none…

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  2. I’m always heartened when I see such efforts made to rescue a dog. It definitely restores some of my faith in humanity..

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